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North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection
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Hagwilget Village

Photograph of the dirt road leading to Hagwilget Village. Residential buildings and a church are visible in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "W.W.W. Hagwilget Village."

View of Fort George, B.C. from Above

Lofty view of South Fort George, river and treed hills in the background. Printed annotation on verso reads: “South Fort George - 1913.” Handwritten message on recto is addressed to “Ethel M. Heurris Norton Maps Bristol County" reads: "11-1-13 an excellent view of south Fort George taken recently. Power Station at cross near water. This does not give all the south residence view. Population approx 1500”.

Government Buildings, Fort George, BC

Photo of buildings behind street, fenced on either side. Man and horse can be seen on street. Printed annotation on verso reads: “The Government buildings Fort George B. C.” Handwritten annotation on recto reads: “This is the place I receive my patent from next June.”

Postcard Photos of Prince Rupert BC

File contains postcards portraying life in Prince Rupert, B.C. Images depict harbour scenes, street scenes (Third Avenue, Sixth Street, Central Street, and Mainstreet), airplanes, large ships, fisheries, city aerials, parades, military, a dog sled mail team, and a frozen fishing boat.

Collage of 13 Images Decpiting Prince Rupert, BC

Printed captions below images on recto read: “Souvenir of Prince Rupert BC; Prince Rupert June 1st, 1909; Prince Rupert Sept 1st, 1913; Public School; Water Front; City Hall; Haye Cove; Margaeto Fleet; Harbour Scene; SS Prince Marquitta at Prince Georg; Sunrise Prince Rupert Harbour; General Hospital; Gold Storage Place; Prince Rupert from Summit”.

Third Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC

Typed annotation in red ink on recto reads: “3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C.” People, boardwalks, horse & wagons and store signs are visible. Rubble and unknown material lies on ground between boardwalks. Typed annotation in red ink on recto reads: “3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. B.C.”

Seal Cove, Prince Rupert, BC

View from water of large industrial building (cannery?). Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Seal Cove BC P. Rupert BC.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Miss Belding 33 Marlbro Avenue Hull Josks Eng.” 2 cancelled Canadian postage stamps read: “Vancouver B.C. Jul 4, 8 PM 1914”

Horses Pulling Wagon in Dominion Day Parade, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts a team of Clydesdale horses pulling a decorated wagon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert BC 1914” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “1914 Dominion Day Prince Rupert.” Handwritten annotation in ink on verso is addressed to “Mrs. Herbert Hampton New Harvey House Niagara Falls New York” Cancelation mark on Canadian 1 cent stamp is dated: July 22, 14

The CNR in Prince Rupert

Slightly elevated front-facing photograph of a steam engine and cargo coming into a station in Prince Rupert, BC. Coal and lumber yards are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "The C.N.R. Prince Rupert. 79."

Prince Rupert residences on the cliff

Street view of Prince Rupert storefronts. A high cliff can be seen in the background with several large houses perched atop it. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Residences on the Cliff which runs thru the Heart of the City." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "8-18-24 I am still on the go but heading for home when [illegible] to be by Soft cot. Here seen some great scenery in Canada. Trains by boat to-night for Vancouver. Nan felt better. Love for all Chas[??]." Handwritten address on verso reads: "Mrs. Friderich Eley R [illegible] 3 Santa Ana Calif. U.S.A." Postmark stamped on verso reads: "Prince Rupert BC. 10 PM Aug 18 1924."

Moving mountains in Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of a large explosion on a rocky shoreline. A bridge is visible in the foreground and a body of water is partially visible in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros Moving Mountains at Prince Rupert BC Apr 24th" Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Rupert. July 17 1913. Dear [illegible]. Just a card for that album if you've got any room left by now. This is one of the blasts for the clearing of the drydock up here. [Illegible] W.M." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss C.M. Ranip[??] 931 Northlane Av.[sic] Seattle Wash." Two Canadian one cent stamps are affixed on verso. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC. PM Jul 17 13."

The eyes of the world are on Prince Rupert

Photograph of an illustration of an elderly man peering over a photograph of Prince Rupert, BC with a magnifying glass. Beaded leather tassels are affixed to the edges of the illustration. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Taken in 1911. And Today The Eyes of the World are on Prince Rupert. Craig N of Prince Rupert."

Hayes Creek Bridge, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph of a large wooden bridge across Hayes Creek, Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Hayes Creek Bridge Prince Rupert BC." Handwritten annotation on recto reads: "Dear Mary. Why don't you and my letter hyp[illegible] old [illegible] Louisa A./ P.O. Box 32./ P.R." Handwritten address on verso reads: "Miss Mary Wonoghue Prideaux St., Nanaimo. B.C." Postcard is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmarks on verso read: "Prince Rupert B.C. PM Jun 18 11." and "Nanaimo B.C. 18 Jun 21 11."

Rail cars in Prince Rupert, BC.

Photograph of a line of rail cars along a track next to a blasted pile of rubble. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Prince Rupert." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Hello Charly. I have been dead for 2 month and just woke up tell the folks out home I am doing[??] fine. don't know when I will be down again Remember me to the good little woman, and weave[??] all Well. you're[??] friend Stan C." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. Charles Chislett 96 Colonist Printing Co. Broad Street Victoria B.C." Verso is affixed with a one cent Canadian stamp. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert B.C. [illegible date]."

Street view of Centre Street, Prince Rupert, BC

Street view down Centre Street in Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Centre Street, Prince Rupert, B.C. 1664." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Minnie sent a parcel to you by express to-day- some things you left behind you. I hope you and Bertie had a good trip up. Florrie and the children will leave on the morning train. All are pretty well and send their love to you. Harrie." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss M.V. Beattie Enderby, B.C." Verso is affixed with a two cent Canadian stamp. Postmarkson recto and verso are illegible.

Prince Rupert wharf

Lofty view of the buildings along the Prince Rupert wharf with workers unloading a vessel. Water and mountains can be seen in the background. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert Wharf."

Main Street, Prince Rupert, BC

Hand coloured photo of Main Street in Prince Rupert, with various tents and buildings on either side of the wooden road. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Main Street, Prince Rupert, B.C. : On comparatively Level Line London to Yokohama." Artist's mark on lower right corner reads: "104,035 J.V."

View of Port Simpson, BC from Water

View of pier, cluster of houses and trees with snow topped mountains in background. Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Hospital” with an arrow pointing to the building. Postage cancelation stamp on verso reads: "PORT ESSINGTON B.C. JUL 7 07". Handwritten annotation on recto reads: “PORT SIMPSON. Mrs. Noble Port Essington B. C. Hope you are feeling better. I am doing splendidly have not felt so well for years. Dr. advises me to stay at least another month A.W.B.”

Construction of Tent Church in Caledonia

Photo of 2 men working with hand tools. Printed captions on verso read: "S.P.G. Missionary Post Card - No. 14.", "ERECTING A TENT CHURCH IN CALEDONIA.", "THE S.P.G. supports work in many of the dioceses of N.-W. Canada. The diocese of Caladonia was formed in 1879". Handwritten annotations in pencil on recto read: “PRINCE RUPERT AREA B.C.”, “The Rev S.B. Priston, Farm Cottage Farm lane, Fulham. Thankyou so very much for all you did last night. I am so sorry I did not see you after it was all over to thank you. R.A.[?] You never came to eat the [?] there are heaps.” Half pence postage stamp on recto is canceled with ink stamp reading "DE 7 04".

Chopping fire wood near Ft. Simpson

Photograph of a person chopping down firewood in a forest. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Chopping Fire-Wood, near Fort Simpson, 1118." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "55 Avenell Road, N. 29-2-'08 I wanted to write you a letter, but have had suck a lot to do, I find there isn't time before Prayer meeting; and as I haven't been able to go to P.M. for the last three weeks, I am sure you won't mind just for this once. Here is a p.c. of Canada which I promised you; don't you think it is pretty? Things are going on pretty well now; mother is better & Daisy- well, I never saw SO much improvement in anyone in one short week. As much love as if this were the longest letter I have ever written you, from Effie." Postcard is addressed to: "Mis J.G. Grafton "Belmont" Tividale Road, Tipton, Staffs." Verso is affixed with a British halfpenny green stamp and canceled with a postmark that reads: "Highbury S.O. 915 PM Fe 29 08."

George Street in Prince George, BC, 1921

Photograph of George Street in Prince George B.C. Cars, people, and signage are visible. Printed annotation on recto reads: “George St. Prince George B.C. 1921 R7 by Moore” There is an “X” in ink over the fire hall. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “This view is also looking north and where I have put the X is the one and only fire hall and you can see the fire engine in the street. This is the main street.”

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